November 27, 2012
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Thursday, December 6,

Coral Gables Campus

Please join the Toppel Career Center and the University of Miami Alumni Association for Canes Career Club: Putting Your Best Self Forward Before, During, and After an Interview. This event takes place on Thursday, December 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center located at 6200 San Amaro Drive, on the Coral Gables campus.

The interview is one of the most important elements in the job search process. The interview is also your opportunity to gather information about the job, the organization, and future career opportunities to figure out if the position and work environment are right for you. Find out what you need to know and do before, during, and after an interview.

The Canes Career Club meets monthly and is a supportive community for Canes who are unemployed, underemployed, looking for a better opportunity, or hoping to change careers. RSVP at, login then click Events, Workshops, and look for 'Canes Career Club. Dress code is casual. Parking on the Coral Gables campus is free after 4 p.m., except for parking meters.

If you have any questions, please contact Adlar Garcia at or visit


Memorial Service for Physics Professor Josef "Yossi" Ashkenazi

Friday, November 30

Coral Gables Campus

Yossi AshkenaziA memorial service for the late Josef "Yossi" Ashkenazi, a professor of physics in the University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences, will be held Friday, November 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the James L. Knight Physics Building, Physics Library, third floor. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Ashkenazi, who passed away on October 3, was a faculty member in the Department of Physics for nearly 24 years. A condensed matter theorist, Ashkenazi was an active researcher, publishing a range of work on superconductivity throughout his career.

For more information on Ashkenazi's work and life, please click here.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies: Lectures

Thursday, December 6

Coral Gables Campus

We invite you to attend the 12th Annual Robert Russell Memorial Lecture by Dr. Norman Stillman Schusterman/Josey Professor of Judaic History at the University of Oklahoma. Stillman is an internationally recognized authority on the history and culture of the Islamic world and on Sephardi and Oriental Jewry. The lecture, Jews and Muslims: The Historical Encounter will take place on Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at the Miller Center Auditorium in room 105 in the Merrick Building located at 5202 University Drive on the Coral Gables campus. Please R.S.V.P. to or call 305-284-6882. Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served. This program was made possible by the Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program.

Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies



Upcoming Films at the University of Miami


November 30 - December 5 STARLETStarlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old Jane and 85 year-old Sadie, two women whose worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, while taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an elderly widow, passes her days alone tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the two women at Sadie’s yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie’s past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Starlet screens Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with producer Blake Ashman, Saturday, December 1 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., also followed by a Q&A with Ashman, Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, December 3 at 8 p.m., and Wednesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

December 1 - 2 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES — It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane. The Dark Knight Rises screens Saturday, December 1 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. General admission is $9. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

December 2 and 4 LA TRAVIATA — Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" shines in this spectacular production from Opera Australia, performed on a floating stage in the Sydney Harbour under the stars. The famous Sydney Opera House is the backdrop in this dramatic new staging, which features a nearly 30-foot chandelier suspended over the stage. Opera Insider raves: "This mega-production deserves only three words — Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!" Visionary director Francesca Zambello directs, with an "electrifying" Emma Matthews as Violetta, plus Jonathan Summers and Gianluca Terranova rounding out the cast. La Traviata screens Sunday, December 2 at noon and Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. General admission is $22. Discounts for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students and staff. Free for UM students.

To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit or call 305-284-4861.

UM Presents


$10 Tickets Available for Michigan State Game

Wednesday, November 28

Coral Gables Campus

Hurricanes fans are encouraged to "Orange Out the BUC" in anticipation of the basketball team's primetime match-up with No. 13 Michigan State Wednesday night. The first 1,500 fans to enter the BankUnited Center will receive free t-shirts as part of the arena-wide "Orange Out."

Miami will battle Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, which pits teams from the two conferences against each other in an annual showdown. Tipoff for the matchup, set to be nationally televised on ESPN and online via ESPN3, is set for 7:30 p.m.

A limited number of specially-priced $10 tickets presented by Publix are available for Wednesday's game. To purchase the $10 tickets, click HERE, and when prompted, enter the promotion code: Publix.

The Jorge Sedano FAN-Tastic 4-Pack Special, which includes one premium ticket to the game against the Spartans, as well as one ticket to matchups with Duke (Jan. 23), Florida State (Jan. 27) and North Carolina( Feb. 9), is available for $250. Single tickets are still available by visiting, calling 305-284-2263, or by visiting the UM Ticket Office, located at the BankUnited Center.

If you have any questions, tweet to @HurricaneSports or @UMTickets.


"Make Flight" exhibition

December 7 through 9


The UM community is invited to the "Make Flight" exhibition featuring artist Alumnus Ryan Farrell, M.F.A. '11, in partnership with LAN & TAM Airlines. The exhibition opens on Friday, December 7 from 2 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, December 8 from 2 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, December 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. The exhibition is located at MAPS Backlot, 342 NW 24 Street, Miami, Florida 33127. Admission is free.

Make Flight is a community project where you, the passengers, will help power a new airline partnership. LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines have challenged up and coming artist Ryan Farrell (and you) to create something special. In trying to bring their South American flavor to the world, LAN and TAM Airlines wanted to convey their passion, enthusiasm and creativity through the "Make Flight" community project, where the help of a community is necessary so amazing history can happen. LAN and TAM Airlines found the same passion and enthusiasm in artist, Ryan Farrell, who not only shares a similar vision with both airlines, but also has a keen eye for building jaw–dropping installation pieces.

For additional information visit

Make Flight

University of Miami Business Plan Competition

deadline December 28

The annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, encourages entrepreneurship among students and alumni throughout the University of Miami. The School of Business Administration recognizes that potentially successful business ideas can come from a wide range of disciplines and may originate from an individual or from a group of individuals. The competition has been designed to simulate the real world where anyone can have an idea but only those who follow through on their ideas and work through the details of starting a business will reap the rewards of success.

Friday, December 28 is the last day to submit a 3-5 page concept paper for the business plan competition (submissions must be in by 4pm). The competition includes more than $25,000 in prize money. All that is required initially is a 3-5 page concept paper. The winners of this round will be invited to write a business plan and present it to a panel of distinguished judges on April 18, 2013. Your short concept paper could lead to the start of your own business. Just remember to get your submission in by Friday, December 28! Full details can be found at E-mail submissions or questions to


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